Agatha Awards

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O Agatha Awards é um prêmio literário para autores de romances de mistério e crime que escrevam no estilo de Agatha Christie (i.e., em que cada livro a história se encerre, sem sexo ou violência, tendo detetives amadores como personagem).

Numa convenção anual realizada em Washington, D.C. o Agatha Awards é entregue pela Malice Domestic Ltd, em cinco categorias: Melhor romance, Melhor romance de estreia, Melhor conto (história curta), Melhor não-ficção e Melhor mistério infanto-juvenil. Adicionalmente, em alguns anos, é concedido o Poirot Award pelo mérito individual para escritores que tenham contribuído para o gênero de mistério, mas não é uma premiação anual.

A Malice Domestic Ltd foi criada em 1989, e tornou-se uma corporação em 1992. É dirigida por um grupo de voluntários.[1]

Prêmios[editar | editar código-fonte]

Vencedores e principais indicados em cada ano.

Melhor romance de estreia[editar | editar código-fonte]

2016 - Cynthia Kuhn, The Semester of Our Discontent
  • Marla Cooper, Terror in Taffeta
  • Alexia Gordon, Murder in G Major
  • Nadine Nettmann, Decanting a Murder
  • Renee Patrick, Design for Dying
2015 - Art Taylor, On the Road with Del and Louise
  • Tessa Arlen, Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman
  • Cindy Brown, Macdeath
  • Ellen Byron, Plantation Shudders
  • Julianne Holmes, Just Killing Time
2014 - Terrie Farley Moran, Well Read, Then Dead
  • Annette Dashoffy, Circle of Influence
  • Sherry Harris, Tagged for Death
  • Susan O'Brien, Finding Sky
  • Tracy Weber, Murder Strikes a Pose
2013 - Leslie Budewitz, Death Al Dente
  • Shelley Costa, You Cannoli Die Once
  • Kendel Lynn, Board Stiff
  • Liz Mugavero, Kneading to Die
  • LynDee Walker, Front Page Fatality
2012 – Susan M. Boyer, Lowcountry Boil
  • Duffy Brown, Iced Chiffon
  • Mollie Cox Bryan, A Scrapbook of Secrets
  • Erika Chase, A Killer Read
  • Stephanie Jaye Evans, Faithful Unto Death
2011 – Sara J. Henry, Learning to Swim
  • Janet Bolin, Dire Threads
  • Kaye George, Choke
  • Rochelle Staab, Who Do, Voodoo?
  • Kari Lee Townsend, Tempest in the Tea Leaves
2010 – Avery Aames, The Long Quiche Goodbye
2009 – Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Delacorte Press)
  • Lisa Bork, For Better, for Murder (Midnight Ink)
  • Meredith Cole, Posed for Murder (St Martins Minotaur)
  • Elizabeth J. Duncan, The Cold Light of Mourning (St. Martin's Press)
  • Stefanie Pintoff, In the Shadow of Gotham (Minotaur Books)
2008 - G.M. Malliet, Death of a Cozy Writer (Midnight Ink)
2007 - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Prime Time (Harlequin)
2006 - Sandra Parshall, The Heat of the Moon (Poisoned Pen Press)
2005 - Laura Durham, Better Off Wed (HarperCollins Publishers)
2004 - Harley Jane Kozak, Dating Dead Men (Doubleday)
2003 - Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs (Soho Press Inc.)
2002 - Julia Spencer-Fleming, In the Bleak Midwinter (St. Martin's Minotaur)
2001 - Sarah Strohmeyer, Bubbles Unbound (Dutton)
2000 - Rosemary Stevens, Death on a Silver Tray (Berkley Prime Crime)
1999 - Donna Andrews, Murder with Peacocks (Thomas Dunne Books)
1998 - Robin Hathaway, The Doctor Digs a Grave (St. Martin's Minotaur)
1997 - Sujata Massey, The Salaryman's Wife (HarperCollins)
1996 - Anne George, Murder on a Girl's Night Out (Avon Books)
1995 - Jeanne M. Dams, The Body in the Transept (Walker)
1994 - Jeff Abbott, Do Unto Others (Ballantine)
1993 - Nevada Barr, Track of the Cat (Putnam)
1992 - Barbara Neely, Blanche on the Lam (St. Martin's Press)
1991 - Mary Willis Walker, Zero at the Bone (St. Martin's Press)
1990 - Katherine Hall Page, The Body in the Belfry (St. Martin's Press)
1989 - Jill Churchill, Grime and Punishment (Avon Books)
1988 - Elizabeth George, A Great Deliverance (Bantam Books)

Melhor romance[editar | editar código-fonte]

2008 - Louise Penny, The Cruelest Month (Minotaur Books)
2007 - Louise Penny, A Fatal Grace (St. Martin's Minotaur)
2006 - Nancy Pickard, The Virgin of Small Plains (Random House)
2005 - Katherine Hall Page, The Body in the Snowdrift (William Morrow)
2004 - Jacqueline Winspear, Birds of a Feather (Soho Press)
2003 - Carolyn Hart, Letter From Home (Berkley Prime Crime)
2002 - Donna Andrews, You've Got Murder (Berkley Prime Crime)
2001 - Rhys Bowen, Murphy's Law (St Martin's Minotaur)
2000 - Margaret Maron, Storm Track (Mysterious Press)
1999 - Earlene Fowler, Mariner's Compass (Berkley Publishing Group)
1998 - Laura Lippman, Butchers Hill (Avon Books)
1997 - Kate Ross, The Devil In Music (Viking)
1996 - Margaret Maron, Up Jumps The Devil (Mysterious Press)
1995 - Sharyn McCrumb, If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him (Ballantine)
1994 - Sharyn McCrumb, She Walks These Hills (Scribner)
1993 - Carolyn Hart, Dead Man's Island (Bantam)
1992 - Margaret Maron, Bootlegger's Daughter (Mysterious Press)
1991 - Nancy Pickard, I.O.U. (Pocket)
1990 - Nancy Pickard, Bum Steer (Pocket)
1989 - Elizabeth Peters, Naked Once More (Warner)
1988 - Carolyn G. Hart, Something Wicked (Bantam)

Melhor não-ficção[editar | editar código-fonte]

2008 - Kathy Lynn Emerson, How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries (Perseverance Press)
  • Frankie Y. Bailey, African American Mystery Writers: A Historical & Thematic Study (McFarland & Co.)
  • Jeff Marks, Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography (McFarland & Co.)
  • Dr. Harry Lee Poe, Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories (Metro Books)
  • Kate Summerscale, The Suspicions of Mr. Whitcher, or The Murder at Road Hill House (Walker & Co.)
2007 - Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower e Charles Foley, Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters (Penguin Press)
  • Penny Warner, The Official Nancy Drew Handbook (Quirck Productions)
2006 - Chris Roerden, Don't Murder Your Mystery (Bella Rosa Books)
2005 - Melanie Rehak, Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her (Harcourt)
2004 - Jack French, Private Eye-Lashes: Radio’s Lady Detectives (Bear Manor Media)
  • Leslie Klinger (editor), The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories (W.W. Norton & Company)
2003 - Elizabeth Peters e Kristen Whitbread (editores) e Dennis Forbes (ilustrador), Amelia Peabody's Egypt: A Compendium (William Morrow & Company)
  • Colleen A. Barnett, Mystery Women: An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction, Volume 3 (Parts 1 & 2) (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • Jo Grossman e Robert Weibezahl (editores), A Second Helping of Murder: More Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • Jeffrey Marks, Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s and 1950s (Delphi Books)
2002 - Jim Huang (editor), They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated, and Forgotten Mystery Novels (Crum Creek Press)
  • Mike Ashley (editor), The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction (Avalon Publishing Group)
  • Colleen Barnett, Mystery Women: An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • Mary Higgins Clark, Kitchen Privileges: A Memoir (Simon and Schuster)
  • Sue Grafton (editora) com Jan Burke e Barry Zeman, Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America (Writer's Digest Press)
2001 - Tony Hillerman, Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir (HarperCollins)
  • Max Allan Collins, The History of the Mystery (Collector's Press)
  • G. Miki Hayden, Writing the Mystery: A Start-To-Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional (Intrigue Press)
  • Jeffrey Marks, Who Was That Lady? (Delphi Books)
  • The Sisters Wells, Food, Drink, and the Female Sleuth (Authors Choice Press/
2000 - Jim Huang (editor), 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century (Crum Creek Press)
1999 - Daniel Stashower, Teller of Tales: the Life of Arthur Conan Doyle (Henry Holt & Company)
1998 - Alzina Stone Dale, Mystery Reader's Walking Guide to Washington D.C. (Passport Books)
1997 - Willeta L. Heising, Detecting Men (Pocket Guide) (Purple Moon Press)
1996 - Willetta L. Heising, Detecting Women 2 (Purple Moon Press)
  • Elaine Raco Chase and Anne Wingate, Amateur Detectives: A Writer's Guide to How Private Citizens Solve Criminal Cases (Writer's Digest)
  • Ron Miller, Mystery: A Celebration (KQED Books)
  • Barbara Reynolds (editor), The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers: The Making of a Detective Novelist (St. Martin's Minotaur)
  • Jean Swanson and Dean James, By a Woman's Hand, 2ª ed. (Berkley Publishing Group)
1995 - Alzina Stone Dale, Mystery Readers Walking Guide-Chicago (Passport Books, NTC Publishing Group)
1994 - Jean Swanson and Dean James, By a Woman's Hand (Berkley Publishing Group)
1993 - Barbara D'Amato, The Doctor, the Murder, the Mystery (Noble Press)

Melhor conto[editar | editar código-fonte]

Melhor ficção infanto-juvenil[editar | editar código-fonte]

Prêmios especiais[editar | editar código-fonte]

Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement[editar | editar código-fonte]

Malice Domestic Poirot Award[editar | editar código-fonte]


  1. «Malice Domestic Ltd: Agatha Awards». Consultado em 1 de abril de 2010.